Helicon Remote 1.16beta-Canon EOS 7d-lens EF100mm1:2.8USM 1

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Johannes Bergsten
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Helicon Remote 1.16beta-Canon EOS 7d-lens EF100mm1:2.8USM 1

Post by Johannes Bergsten » 11.05.2010 09:16

Hi
I am having problem operating my Canon EOS 7D with a Canon Macro lens EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM in AF(autofocus) mode, together with helicon remote 1.16 beta to do focus bracketing automatic. I have a license for Helicon Focus pro x64, and run it on a pc with windows xp.
Main problem is that after having set nearest and furthest focusing point and run to take the shots, for each shot the lens is told to move a bit, which it does, but just before the shot is taken, the lens goes back to a starting position, or possibly an autofocus position resulting in that all photos have the focusing plane at the same depth. Is this a bug in the program or is it a setting in the camera I need to do?

Second the recalculation of number of shots to be taken after changing focusing steps behaves weird. If the points differ in 25 steps, whatever I change the number of steps between two consecutive shots to and recalculate number of shots, number of shots is set to 2, even if the first is set to, e.g. 5 and number of shots should be 6 I guess.

Grateful for help
Johannes Bergsten

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Re: Helicon Remote 1.16beta-Canon EOS 7d-lens EF100mm1:2.8USM 1

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 11.05.2010 13:43

Johannes,

Thanks for the info about steps. Please see my comments in this thread:

http://www.heliconsoft.com/forum/viewto ... 6118#p6118

Steps: will be checked and fixed.

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Re: Helicon Remote 1.16beta-Canon EOS 7d-lens EF100mm1:2.8USM 1

Post by Johannes Bergsten » 12.05.2010 08:58

Has anyone got Helicon Remote to work together with Canon EOS 7D? (I would be especially interested to know if anyone got it working together with an EF 100mm 1:2.8 USM macro lens which is not uncommon.) If so is there any setting in the camera that needs to be done in order for the camera not to interfere with the focusing step instructions from Helicon remote? Canon EOS 7D Seems to be one of the most popular camera models according to your poll, and I guess it is Canons flagship today and will get popular.
Johannes

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